A worrying lack of progress

Journalists and community radio stations are often the targets of threats or physical violence instigated by criminal organizations or local officials, who benefit from a climate of near-total impunity. Reporters are also often the targets of violence at demonstrations. The regions along the borders with Brazil and Argentina are particularly dangerous for journalists trying to cover drug trafficking and corruption. Ownership of Paraguay’s media continues to be concentrated in few hands and community radio stations still struggle to survive.

in the 2019 World Press Freedom Index



107 in 2018

Global score


32.32 in 2018

  • 1
    journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    citizens journalists killed in 2020
  • 0
    media assistants killed in 2020
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